Well, for this story, I’m going to re-blog a post I wrote ‘way back in 2005, and all in pidgin. Cuz no can write stories about hanabata days in Hawaiʻi without getting da pidgin in dea, yeah?
No ask me why da hill behind my hale stay called “Motorcycle Hill”. Part of da Koʻolau Mountain Range, and not too far from Waʻahila Ridge, rumor had it dat sometimes da kāne would race dea bikes from da top down to da bottom. Adunno if I believe dat, cuz I wen grow up in Mānoa Valley, wea we wen get over 100” of rain a year. U know wat dat means: choke rain. Choke slippery paths, yeah? How going even get one big motorbike up dea? No can do, I think. Continue reading
This year it looks like we’ve gone from summer to winter…no warm temps in the 70’s as usual, as it’s been for years and years. Nope. There hasn’t been any in-between season marking the end of warm and hot days and cold ones.
But oh, the colors!! They’re the same, so absolutely breathtaking that I wish they’d last for at least two months. They’re almost too much to take in and absorb. So I go places with my camera and try to capture their beauty before they disappear for another year, maybe thinking that somehow I can make them last and fill up my soul during the gray winter months. Continue reading
As I was driving along a road on the other side of the hill from us, I saw these pīpī faces and just had to stop and photograph them for AFK. I especially love the one with the black spots over his eyes.
Sunflowers in da horse trough:
Ho, one blast from da past! I was going through old PictureTrail photos, and came across these ones. This was before I had a cell phone, so uploaded them from my memory card. Remember dem tings? Well, I still use ’em, but anyways…I tried to get good photos of the horses and riders, but there was so much movement that it was really hard to capture all the action. I think we saw them in 2007. So for what it’s worth…
The show started with the flag-bearer coming out.
Well, I just finished going back and redoing all the photos from Da Mystery Road Trip Revealed from 2009. I decided that I wasn’t happy with having all our photos messed up like that; and I’d worked too darn hard to upload them in the first place. I’m glad I did it. It took a long time, but it was worth it.
So now, here we are, back to our Montana Road Trip. Finally.
I wasn’t able to spin as much as I’d hoped to, but I did get some stuff done during this year’s TdF… my spinning challenge Numbah One was to finish spinning the red/yellow/pink braid and to work on continuing to spin Maxwell’s fleece. Who’s Maxwell? He was an adorable Shetland sheep that I met one day several years ago. You can read about him and his brother here.